Here’s the story from AFP:
SYDNEY (AFP) A lucky Australian cat used up one of its lives when it survived a 34-storey plunge from an apartment building window, a report said Wednesday.
The seven-year-old moggy Voodoo vanished from a high-rise flat on the Gold Coast of eastern Queensland state on Monday and reappeared on the ground where his fall was apparently broken by some well-placed bushes.
The cat’s owner, Sheree Washington, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Voodoo was fond of standing on a small ledge outside the 34th-floor flat and looking down on the world.
“Obviously he was looking over too far and went. So he fell 34 floors and was lucky enough to land in some bushes which I think have saved him,” she said.
“We’ve had a look at where he landed and one of the branches that was broken has got cat hair on it and it’s about an inch (2.54 centimeters) in diameter. So he was a very lucky pussy cat,” Washington said.
The fortunate feline got away with only minor injuries, including scratches and a damaged paw.
Reminder: Although it’s possible for cats to survive falls from great heights, many do not. Other’s who do survive suffer significant trauma, including broken bones, broken teeth, and internal bleeding and injuries. If you live in a high-rise, please don’t put your cat in jeopardy.